Wednesday, October 31, 2007
This is Josh and his buddy Max.... We spent a great evening having dinner and enjoying the fun of the holiday in Max's neighborhood.
The Great Candy Exchange....that was fun to watch as the boys traded candy. It was funny because Josh is not a big chocolate fan so he was willing to trade the chocolate for better things.
So it is the end of October, on to the Holiday season. I do love to watch Josh enjoy this Halloween, with great buddies and a night of running around and dressing up. Happy Halloween everyone!!
Monday, October 29, 2007
It was like finding treasure as I found the creamer in the dairy case.....they
don't put it with all the other creamers, it is in its on special case!!
Ok now working from home, I am drinking way too much coffee!!!
Just wanted to get that out there.
Very busy weekend, did some deliveries for the Corner store, saw some friends
that I missed dearly. Glad I got to meet up with them!
Very exhausted, it has been a long week. Kate is recovering from surgery and today
had a bit of a set back. Being on blood thinners, she got a nose bleed that wouldn't stop
today, so it was back to the doctors....hopefully it is under control now. It is going to be
a long 6 weeks being non weight barring on her foot. You don't know how much another
person does till they can't do it anymore. I love her so much, we will get thru this too.
GOOD NEWS!!! The contractor starts on Friday to finish the last two rooms in the house that need drywall. They will do the dining room /computer room. It is going to be so nice to have things finally finished! It has been 10 years and Kate and I have been doing our house room by room. We have done 90% of the work ourselves and it is a long process. Now it is just a matter of time, time we just don't have to spend on doing the house. So we decided to have it done by a contractor and get it done. So by Thanksgiving we should be about done and it will be a great feeling to have people over and not have things in construction as usual! Look out for the Holiday party this year folks....it will be fun!!
So I have a lot to do over the next few days, packing up things so they can start demolition on Friday.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
But I have been buried by boxes, the UPS man leaves treats for the dogs, how sweet is that!
I have been CREATING again!!! Oh how I missed that!!!
I have been spending WONDERFUL time with my family, and friends!!!
I have been just drinking in all the great things in life, and loving it!!!
Lunches, starbucks meetings, talks on the phone, and lots of hugs!
Ok so that is all the GOOD stuff!!!
The crazy stuff is home remodeling....4 new windows installed, now there is caulking and painting and patching of drywall. The floor is fixed so I can now Pergo it in the living room. Lots of heavy furniture to move so I can do that.
Contractor coming Sunday to give estimate on the other two rooms, I can not wait till these rooms are done!!! We have been working so hard for 10 years in this house, doing it all ourselves. Now I am actually going to hire someone to finish the last two rooms! It will be nice to get it done.
Next onto S.A.V.E.
Oh where to begin. This little dream that started 4 years ago is about to grow in leaps and bounds!!! It was a weekend retreat company, originally doing about 4 times a year, then it went to 3 times, then to 2 times....mostly because of taking on the business of a retail store, and time just didn't let me do everything.
NOW since I have time to put all my efforts into S.A.V.E., I am expanding this little dream. Along with some GREAT Ladies, we are brainstorming this into a great network of Empowering woman, Inspiring woman and Breathing life back into this wonderful hobby we call Scrapbooking.
I can't tell you everything just yet.
But if you would like to come and visit us at our NEW messageboard , please do.
All announcements will be there first. The first part is well underway already. Our NEW Corner Store!!! Soon to be the best little corner store on the Internet. Right now you can order thru the message board by email or private message to me.
I have been really excited by the response!
Orders are piling up in my studio.
Soon we will unveil our Online Store, it might be a few weeks as my web designers are talking HTML and codes and things I just nod my head at. I trust in them to make it look beautiful and they are going to make it so easy to shop your days and nights away! I will keep you up to date on everything going on! I am so excited I am giddy about this.
I want to give a BIG shout out to all that have just surrounded me the past month, either thru your emails, your phonecalls, or our face to face meetings, your hugs, well wishes and support thru a very hard time in my life has been ......just so amazing to me. You have listened to me, you have held me and you have let me cry , laugh or joke with you. I hope I have expressed to each of you how much that has meant to me. Please know that with you and your support, I was able to look forward, find the positive and hopefully do it all justice in the very near future.
I have a little quote,a friend gave me one time, that at the time....I didn't really want to look at.....but now it is one that I hold dear to me.
“Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.”
Thanks everyone that comes and reads my words. I don't always know who is here, but that doesn't matter. It only matters that you want to come here.
So here is a little something I did the other day. It is a card kit from Basicgrey with their new Figgy Pudding line. A great item we sell at the corner store!
Monday, October 22, 2007
T O U C H D O W N !!!!
Friday, October 19, 2007
only one thing is certain,
apart from death and taxes.
No matter how hard you try,
No matter how good your intentions
You are going to make mistakes
You are going to hurt people
you are going to get hurt
and if you ever want to recover,
there is really only one thing you can say
"I forgive you"
Opening lines of Grey's Anatomy last night. I replayed it many times. They have great writers on this show. No matter how much you hate Merideth, or you can't stand how some of the show is not real. This show hits the core of human relationships sometimes.
Last night was one of those. The opening monologue was very true, raw and hit home. Reminds me once again that we are all human. It is hard to believe but everyone needs that reminder once in a while, some more then others.
It has been a life redirecting month for me. I had to say goodbye to alot. But in the same time I am saying hello to a great life again. You don't realize things till you can step back and look it all over, life is really good, and forgiving is one of the main keys to being able to enjoy life. Some seem to think they need to hear "I am sorry" to forgive, but in reality, you just need to forgive.
Speaking of good....
Grandpa should be here today, Josh is one very excited little boy.
I have a clean scrap room, and am going to get paint all up in my manicure today, as Kristi would say!
We have had a Paint challenge up on my new message board all week and today I am going to get my project done!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
I have a beautiful little neice!
My dear friends/our chosen family Mar and Jen gave birth to a beautiful little girl yesterday at 5:42 pm
It was a long labor, and after 3 hours of pushing Merideth Ann decided to come and meet her moms!
I am over excited, and Kate and I can't wait to meet her!
Oh how heaven sent is this.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
First friday I have had off with nothing planned in almost 2 years!
It felt so good to just be able to do what I wanted to do and not what I had to do.
I met my friend Lisa for Starbucks and a target shopping spree this morning....oy that was dangerous! But delicious at the same time. Oh Lisa did you find the turtleneck?
Then it was hope to use my new fax machine....well it might have not been all play today, but it is also stuff I am excited to be doing!
As we move along it was time to tackle the scrap studio! Oh boy is that a job, but I know I have to take it a little at a time. Today I spent that putting together my brand new Scrap cubes. I am loving how this is turning out. It must be all that experience with IKEA furniture, I actually put these together with no problems. I have to move around a bunch of things, but it is going to be great by mid week...I have faith.
Tonight it is football night for Josh and I. I love going to the field and watch the older kids play. Josh and I have a little dinner and cheer on our teams! It is a special time we share and it is ending in a few weeks. So as much as I could use more time working on my room, I know that this is what I should be doing. Besides those cheese fries are calling my name!!!
So hope everyone is having a great friday.....I am embracing my life redirection.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Of course they all went all out with the BLING for me, knowing how much I scrap with bling!!
This layout makes me smile.
Monday, October 08, 2007
Sunday, October 07, 2007
WOW what a weekend! I so loved all the girlfriend time I had this weekend. The laughter and the memories are priceless! Thanks GIRLS!! I hope you know how wonderful and important you are to me. Can't wait for Chantilly!! Wahoooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I can even forgive you for the "crown"!
All this capped off with a another great football game!! Josh again amazed me today by catching an interception and running it about 60 yards for a TD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh yeah baby I just used all those "!'s" I think that will look good on the page too!
Ok tired, exhausted and in need of a good nights rest.
Friday, October 05, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
I am so excited that I am going to be taking a class from this lady, I can hardly contain myself. When I read "The Big Picture" from cover to cover and back again, I just knew that I wanted to meet this lady. I did get to do that last January, but now I am going to get to actually get time to listen to her and learn from her!! It is something to look forward to and I love having that!
So the quote that I loved today:
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."
Henry David Thoreau
Now that is one great quote. It is amazing to me some days, when I am thinking about things...and then not really looking for anything you find your answers.
The boys couldn't walk, let alone run without stirring up dust. The field was so dry that they couldn't help it. I think Josh had 2 lbs of dirt on him by half time!
Now onto the fun stuff....Josh had an MVP day!!!
2 TD's and some amazing Tackles, that will only be in our memories because there are times you just can't watch it through the camera lens because you are screaming, yelling and cheering for him.
Josh had a tackle where he ran across the field and stopped the kid about 5 yards from scoring a touchdown. He threw his body and grabbed the kids ankles, it was amazing!!
Our team is now 6-0 with 3 games to go. This week will be a tough one , the toughest one yet with North Hampton. I know our boys can do it, they just have to continue to play hard and have fun.